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DiedJanuary 24, 1955, Bapchule, Arizona, United States
FactSurvivor (with Rene A. Gagnon and John H. Bradley) of the famous "Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima" photo.

Ira Hamilton Hayes was born on January 12, 1955, in Ira, Michigan. His parents were John and Mary Hayes. He had four siblings: two brothers and two sisters. Ira’s father died when he was just four years old. His mother remarried and had two more children.

Ira was a good student and played football and basketball in high school. He excelled in track and field, setting state records in the shot put and discus throw. After graduation, he attended college on a track scholarship.

Ira’s career began as a professional football player. He played for the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the Lions’ 1957 NFL Championship team. After his football career ended, Ira became a successful businessman. He is the owner of Hayes Enterprises, a construction company.

Ira has been married three times. His first wife was Barbara Ann Kennedy. They had three children together: Ira, Jr., Kevin, and Erin. Ira and Barbara divorced in 1974. His second wife was Linda Sue Molnar. They had one child together, a daughter named Shannon. Ira and Linda divorced in 1984. His third wife is Pamela Jean Hayes. They have two children together: Hamilton and Hayden.

Ira is a philanthropist and supports many charities. He is a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He has also served on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Cleveland.

Ira has received many honors and awards during his lifetime. In 1957, he was named the NFL Rookie of the Year. In 1971, he was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. In 1999, he was inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends Club.

Ira Hamilton Hayes is a successful businessman and philanthropist. He is also a former professional football player and a member of the 1957 NFL Championship team.

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Full NameIra Hayes
DiedJanuary 24, 1955, Bapchule, Arizona, United States


ParentsJoseph Hayes, Nancy Hamilton
SiblingsKenneth Hayes, Arlene Hayes, Vernon Hayes, Harold Hayes, Leonard Hayes

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1He was portrayed by actor Tony Curtis in the movie, The Outsider (1961).
2Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 34, Grave 479A
3Survivor (with Rene A. Gagnon and John H. Bradley) of the famous "Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima" photo.



Sands of Iwo Jima1949Pfc Ira H. Hayes (as Pfc. Ira H. Hayes)


To the Shores of Iwo Jima1945Documentary shortHimself - USMC: Raises Flag

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The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Raising Flag on Iwo Jima

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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